Research Associate-Agronomy at IITA Tanzania

Published by Jobstanzania on 2:00:00 am

IITA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Research Associate Agronomy This position is funded by the BM and Melinda Gates Foundation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa's most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.
IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future

Duty Station: This is a Nationally Recruited Position and the incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
• Under the supervision of the Systems Agronomist, undertake project-related activities
• Implement approved on-fan and demonstration of Cassava trials
• Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for Cassava farmers
• Supervise Agronomy Technologies activities

• Collect all relevant research and project data including experimental, pilot, survey, scaling up of decision support tools
• Write reports of field trials, training, and other farmer participatory activities carried out.
• Work with the IITA team to collate on a monthly basis progress report
• Any other duty assigned by the supervisor

• Minimum of MSc in Agriculture with a major in agronomy, plant breeding or a related field
• At least 3 years' experience in Cassava production

• Excellent writing skills
• Development and use of ODK
• Ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in the English language

• Ability to communicate in one or more of local major languages.
• Capacity to work effectively in a team
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic GIS

General information:
The initial contract for the position is for two years: renewable subject to performance and availability of funds. The duty station for the position will be IITA in Dar es salaam . This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.

Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates. telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the

Country Representative,
Plot No. 25, Mwenge - Coca-Cola Road,
Mikocheni Industrial Area
P.O. Box 34441,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by email to IITA-Tanzania@cgiar.org

Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference indicated will be automatically disqualified.

Closing date: Two weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Source: The Guardian September 25, 2018



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